About the week
Antibiotic resistance is a serious worldwide problem, and it’s happening in Australia. The World Health Organization has warned that antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest threats to human health today.
But we can help preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics by being part of the solution. There are simple actions individuals can take to help stop the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections.
World Antibiotic Awareness Week is an annual event that raises awareness about the serious health issue of antibiotic resistance and encourages people across the globe to handle antibiotics with care.
This World Antibiotic Awareness Week, NPS MedicineWise has an urgent message to all Australians: It’s time to take antibiotic resistance seriously. During this week we’ll be highlighting the serious issue of antibiotic resistance and empowering health professionals and the community to be part of the solution.
We all have a part to play in helping to preserve the power of antibiotics. And there are simple steps you can take now to prevent antibiotic resistance.
How to get involved
Download and share our materials and resources
NPS MedicineWise has created a suite of resources you can download, print and share to raise awareness about antibiotic resistance and help preserve the power of antibiotics.
Host an event for your chance to win
Show us your event kit in action! Decorate your office or workplace with our campaign materials for the chance to win* a morning tea for your team valued up to $250, plus a $250 donation to the registered health charity of your choice.
Share a photo of your event on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Remember to follow us, tag @NPSMedicineWise in the photo and hashtag #AntibioticResistance and #WAAWComp to enter.
Take the pledge
According to the World Health Organization, antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to human health today. There are simple things that you can pledge to do to prevent antibiotic resistance. You can help fight antibiotic resistance - take the pledge and become a resistance fighter
Find out more about antibiotic resistance
Antibiotic resistance is an issue for health professionals and for the wider community. Find out more about training, research and new initiatives in this field, as well as resources for patients and communities.